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    Former UFC light heavyweight champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz have been tapped as rival coaches for the eleventh season of ?The Ultimate Fighter? on Spike TV, the promotion announced on Saturday.

    Ortiz and Liddell will coach opposing teams comprised of middleweight hopefuls, then meet in a rubber match at the conclusion of TUF 11. Liddell has won both of the previous encounters, earning a second-round knockout against Ortiz at UFC 47 in April 2004 and a third-round technical knockout at UFC 66 in December 2006.

    Following an 18-month absence, Ortiz, 34, lost a close split decision to Forrest Griffin at UFC 106 on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas.

    Liddell, 39, has been knocked out in his last two appearances in the Octagon, leading UFC President Dana White to announce the fighter?s retirement for him following his April loss to Mauricio ?Shogun? Rua. In the interim, Liddell starred on ABC?s ?Dancing With the Stars.?

    ?At the end of the day, I?m not his dad,? said White of Liddell?s return. ?The guy?s a legend in the sport. He?s beat the who?s who of mixed martial arts here and in the Pride organization. To tell him he can?t have one more shot is tough to do.?

    Both have appeared on the reality show during past seasons. Liddell coached the first season of series opposite Randy Couture in early 2005. Ortiz was the season three coach opposite Ken Shamrock in mid 2006.

    TUF 11 will shoot in Las Vegas in early 2010 and debut on Spike TV beginning on March 31.



















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    Default Re: Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz TUF11??

    I'm stoked for just about everything other then the actual coaches fight in this one. Now, we don't have a title being held up by the show, we have actual rivals, so it's more interesting TV, etc. It's not a perfect coaches match up, but it's pretty good.
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    I agree. I thought that Forrest was going to be the other coach. So having Chuck will be a bonus.
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    Excellent. Tie up a couple of guys who are not relevant and let the contenders and champs fight it out. I probably wont watch a whole lot of the next TUF, but at least we wont have any titles put on hold either. Good job Dana thank you for not messing up any division over this show.
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    I think that the need to have a rivalry / hatred between coaches is unecessary. The Rampage/Rashad trash talking was extremely overdone last season.

    I like the show when they show prospects and we get to know them a little bit, show how these guys train, and we also get to see some of the coaches personality. Hopefully there are also some good fights in the mix as well.

    I don't like TUF as a vehicle to sell a fight, although it did work for me with Henderson/Bisping.

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    I'm surprised people want to see this. For Tito, it will be a big payday and for Chuck it's a chance to get a sure win. The coaches never mean much to me, but I don't like this as a main event.
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    I'm glad Tito is back on the show because he's a natural in that role. Chuck? I can't say I quite get it, but he's a MMA legend, so I'm not too upset.

    I just don't want to hear that the fans were clamoring for this because that's insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    I'm surprised people want to see this. For Tito, it will be a big payday and for Chuck it's a chance to get a sure win. The coaches never mean much to me, but I don't like this as a main event.
    I'm not interested in their fight. I'm just glad they aren't tying up another belt while a champ and contender do the TUF show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    I'm not interested in their fight. I'm just glad they aren't tying up another belt while a champ and contender do the TUF show.
    Yeah, I guess that's true. Neither of them are a contender right now, they are just 2 big names and big draws that have fallen far from the top.

    I wonder if the fight between these 2 will be the most important ___ in UFC history (for the 3rd strait time)
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